November 22, 2019
BHS Students Attend 2019 CASHE Youth Conference
Every year in November, WSU hosts the CASHE Youth Conference in Pullman, WA. The conference aspires to teach approximately 200 first generation, Latinx, college-bound high school students from around the state about the many resources available to make the dream of attending a 4-year university a reality and how to be successful in their first year of college.
This year, three bilingual students from BHS attended. They learned about the importance of college deadlines, financial aid, resources to connect with cultural clubs and groups, and much more. One of the students said that the conference “opened my mind” to want to go to a 4-year college. She noted there were more options than she knew were possible. Upon return, one of the BHS students said, “This conference helped me gather myself and get back on top of my schoolwork at BHS.” It’s clear that this powerful conference is inspiring students to set a goal and dream big.
Last Chance to provide your feedback! - How are we doing?
Hello Raider families, this is BHS Asst. Principal Chris Carlson. Every year, Bellingham Public Schools asks all our families, all our staff, and some students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 to check in on what we’re doing well and what we can improve on.
The link below will take you to the family portion of the survey.
Then, using a computer or a smartphone, please complete by Friday, Nov. 22. The link is available on our website under “News.” The language of the survey is adjustable and can be taken in Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese or Russian. All your responses are anonymous. None of your responses are linked to you or your child.
You can also access the survey via the QR Code.
We appreciate your time and hope to hear from each and every family. Have a great weekend, and thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback.
Fall Reading Challenge - Update
With just over a week remaining in the 2019 Fall Reading Challenge, the Raiderade of Baker and Brown is in the lead with Hegarty, Lockhart, Goodwin, and Nolan rounding out the Top 5. The top Raiderade wins a popcorn party, and any student who reads for 20 or more days in November can enter the drawing for a Village Books gift card or other great prize.
Have your students lost their bookmarks? Send them to the Library to pick up a new one and track their reading progress.
Donations Show Appreciation
Thank you to those who generously donated to the 2019 - 2020 Red Raider PTSA Fund. We raised $8213.00 of our $10,000 goal. It’s never too late to help support the students and teachers at BHS! Go old school and place a check in the envelope or donate today via Paypal.
100% of your contributions directly support BHS students!
Career and Community Events
Take a look at the Scholarships listed on the Career Center Website and apply now!
- Elks Most Valuable Student $1000-$14,000 renewable!
- Comcast Leaders and Achievers $2500.
- Whatcom Student Athlete $8,000
- Ewing C Kelly $2,500
College Admissions Recruiters at BHS! Sign up in the Career Center!
The Bellingham Volunteer Club is conducting a Food Drive at the Meridian Haggen’s (corner of Illinois and Northwest) all day this Saturday (11/23). Come rain or shine our students will be out in force wearing Raider Gear and collecting food for the Food Bank tomorrow.
Please stop by, make a food donation and support the students who are giving up their Saturdays to make a difference.
After-School Dinner Program Free for All Students 18 and Under
Bellingham Public Schools currently offers free hot dinner to all children 18 and under in the community. These meals are offered daily Mondays through Thursdays through June 4, 2020. Dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m. at Shuksan Middle School, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood).
Please note: Accompanying adults are charged $4.25 All meals must be eaten onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria and “to go” options are not available. Dinner will not be served on the following Thursdays that are middle school early dismissal days: Nov. 27, (Wed.), Dec. 12, Feb. 6, March 5, April 30.
The after-school dinner program is sponsored by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
For more information, contact Food Services for Bellingham Public Schools.